Monday, November 17, 2008

Somali pirates hijack Saudi tanker loaded with oil

What a headline: Somali pirates hijack Saudi tanker loaded with oil. A modern day pirate story. The tanker owned by Saudi oil company Aramco, is 330 meters (1,080 feet), about the length of an aircraft carrier, making it one of the largest ships to sail the seas. I'd be very interested in knowing some history here.


Bridget Jones said...

And what the heck they did with the oil? Reads like Ali Baba.

Candy Minx said...

I read a very good book about contemporary pirates a couple of years ago...what was the name of it...anyways pirates today are very very dangerous. The pirate honors we associate with swashbuckling no longer apply. I can only imagine how violent this scenario must have been and how scary.

When my mum's boat (45') sunk on the mooring struck by a deadhead...we had to tow her-underwater-in right away and empty her out in the middle of the night. We had to do it right away because of pirates and to keep the marina safe. I was moving all the boat fixtures for 12 hours most of it in the dark by myself on a little dingy! (I loved it, it was very exciting!)